Surge in late bookings reported

29 June 2009 19:44

Surge in late bookings reported

Travel insurance may be next on the shopping list of those who have bagged  last minute holidays in the sun.

And findings from one travel firm suggest that more Brits are holding off until the last second and booking cheap deals nearer to departure time.

According to Travel Counsellors, there has been a rise in late holiday bookings.

Head of aviation at the firm, Darren McCormick, said that there are more bargains than ever to be had at the moment, especially for long-haul trips.

Whether taking a long or short-haul trip, travel insurance to protect against the financial cost of any issues may be a wise investment.

Figures from youtravel.com show that there has been growth in bookings for holidays to many European destinations - including Portugal and Greece.

Turkish regions are also proving popular with sun-seeking Brits, with 11 per cent more people booking a holiday to Bodrum this year.
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Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:

Even if you book at the very last minute, you should never underestimate the value of travel insurance. At world First we will offer a discount if you exclude the cancellation and curtailment cover meaning the essential travel insurance that you need will be a little bit more affordable.